Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ego stroking

I like compliments on my blog as much as the next person.  But insincere blatant pandering just to get your link posted on my blog isn’t what I’m looking for.  Especially when it’s a comment on a year old post and your username link is to a website for discounted viagra.

“Your blog is outrageous! I mean, Ive never been so entertained by anything in my life! Your vids are perfect for this. I mean, how did you manage to find something that matches your style of writing so well? Im really happy I started reading this today. Youve got a follower in me for sure!”

My vids match my style of writing?  I post a few vids here an there, but anyone who has visited here more than once knows my forté is photographs, not video clips.  And the post this comment was to didn’t even have a video on it.  I suppose I do have a style of writing, but I have a degree in math and technology, I don’t think about style, I just write.  Let alone trying to match my vids with it.

Despite all that, I’m still glad they were so impressed with my blog.  It’s nice to know it’s so outrageous and the most entertaining thing in people’s lives.

But what get’s me is that this person didn’t follow through and become a follower.


The English Teacher said...

Because I have a book blog, I get FREQUENT comments by people who merely want to post a link to their book. They don't follow, and I never see them again.
Obviously, I make use of that delete button for such things.
(So far, no viagra ads, though. :) )

Max said...

Now that you mention it, it isn't surprising that you get a lot of people just wanting to promote their own books on your book blog. Without a specific focus, I don't get a lot of those kinds of comments, so I still find them kind of amusing rather than annoying.

Carmi said...

Sounds like comment spam to me. The general tone is the tipoff: It could more or less "fit" into any other blog, too. I was so sick of them after a while that I instituted comment moderation. I hate putting up barriers to my work, but sometimes, the Internet can be an ugly place, and we're kinda forced to.

I'll follow you under any circumstances. You always make me think. And smile. And then I grab my camera and head out the door, hoping to do better. All because you write and shoot. Cool that!

Max said...

That's the big tip-off - there's nothing specific to my blog. Very generic, very ambiguous. Which is why I always try to say something specific when I comment on other blogs.